Its greatest strength is its story and worldbuilding, which are top-notch. All the emails, audio logs, decor, and even the dialog are written tonally consistently and well. Story choices feel earned and have weight. It really feels like it’s greater than the sum of its parts. The writing talents of Chris Avellone are on display here in full force.

Gameplay-wise, if you’ve ever played System Shock 2, or even Bioshock, you’ll be right at home here. It has so much more merit than Bioshock Infinite. The variety of skills keep things interesting, and there’s a lot of potential for multiple playthroughs. The game does kind of drag in the last quarter, but by that point you should be able to quickly run through everything to get to the plot.

Overall, a lot of love clearly went into the making of this game. Don’t make the mistake of passing it up, quality like this is rare, and we need more games like this.

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